Aspergillus fumigatus

Phyllis Ruther prruther at
Thu Jun 27 14:01:01 EST 1996

Ray- Check any text on medical mycology-  Aspergillus fumigatus is the most 
frequent disease causing member of Aspergillus sp.  -and its everywhere, in 
fact it is a frequent contaminant on agar plates being cultured for something 
else.  Under most situations most of us can fight it off most of the time, but 
if there is any immune suppression going on, such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, 
treatment with steroids, immuno - suppressive drugs given to transplant 
pts., etc. chances of infection are more likely.  I think  the most frequent 
site of infection is the lungs.
                                                 Phyllis Ruther
                                                 Division of Medical 
                                                 Laboratory Sciences 
                                                 University of IL at Chicago
Phyllis Ruther
University of Illinois at Chicago
E-Mail: prruther at

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